Friday, May 21, 2010

Achieve Higher PageRank With SEO - Tips

One of the most innovate technologies that Google had developed is the PageRank. This is a special algorithm that changes every day and according to it the all of the pages that are indexed by Google are displayed. The algorithm is a secret so nobody except the person who has created it knows what it does exactly. There are some ways using search engine optimization to make your PageRank higher, which will lead to displaying your website on higher positions in the Google index.

One of the most important things you must do is to include all of the words that the users of Google had used to reach your website. Make sure that you include all of them in the text content of your website, but have in mind that you must not overuse them. If you do so the Google will think of your website as irrelevant and you will not get the results you wanted. The words that users have sued are accessible in the traffic reports of your website, there you can also see from where most of the people are accessing your website and try to improve the relationships with that website. 

Another thing that will improve your rank in Google is when you write new articles to post in your website, make sure that they will be published each one of them on a separate page. This will allow both visitors and search engine spiders to easily access your website and also it will allow you to make an archive of all of the articles you have published. Make sure also that each article will be published with its description and keywords in the Meta tags of the particular webpage, because this will help the visitors to find all of the content of your website easier. The main advantage of this feature that you may include in your website is the fact that all of the visitors will find your content well organized, unique and useful and they will be returning to your website in the future, so it will allow you to maintain stable traffic statistics. Also on the other hand the spiders of the search engines will return to your website, where they will find fresh and unique contentto index and this will guarantee you higher ranking positions in Google.

Improving your PageRank is crucial when you want to get your website positioned on the top places by Google. I have mentioned some tips for improving your Google statistics and I will introduce you to the last peace of advice. The last thing you must do is to make a page on your website where you provide links to your website that are accessible for others to use. Having this done will help you to maximize the number of the back links that you have to your website. A good idea is to provide some useful banners as long as text links that are free for use. Also you may ask websites that you are linked to put some links to your website. One of the main advantages of this system is that you make your website popular among all of the websites that have similar content and this is an opportunity to advertise your website for free, also many of the visitors will have the impression that your website is quite important, because of the affiliate links that you provide. Only you must be aware that you avoid linking with pages that have lower PageRank than your own, because this may actually reduce the popularity of your website in stead of improving it

Monday, May 10, 2010

Web Design Myths debunked.........

Flash is required to make a site attractive
If you plan on using  Flash, be sure to use it efficiently and sparingly.Keep in mind that not every person is surfing with a high speed connection.Some people may still be crawling at 56 or even 28K, so this means the animation may take some time to load.This feature should enhance the visit, not hinder it.  You don't want people to become impatient and hit the back button before they even see your key message.

Additionally, people may not have the Flash plug-in installed on their PC so before they can view your site, they must wait for it to download. 

The more colors you use the better
If your visitor's eyes hurt from reading your pages, Make your website visually pleasing as possible.Your site should consist of 2 to 3 colors max and remember that it's easier to read dark text on a light background.Also remember to make sure your hyperlinks are the same color on every page.As long as they contrast from the background and are consistent throughout your site.the color of the hyperlink shouldn't matter.

Adding too much graphics is helpful
It is true that graphics will make communication easier, but over use of graphics may make it difficult.One very important thing to keep in mind about images is that they can make your pages load very slowly.  If your page doesn't load within 10 seconds, you are in danger of losing many visitors.The page carrying heavy graphics takes lot of time to load. Web design which is spun around simple and easily loading graphics is always loved by the visitor. ensure that all of your images are saved in the correct format. Photos should be saved in .jpg format (more colors), while web images, clip art, etc. should be saved in .gif format (fewer colors).

Site will always look the same in all browsers
This is a common mistake made by many webmasters. Just because your site looks fine on your PC, don't assume it looks that good everywhere.Remember In reality different website browser perceive HTML pages in different manner.  So website Designer should always make it sure that the website is optimised with web standards adopted by different browsers.

If you are using tables,The width of the tables should be set in percentage rather than in pixels. If the website designer decides to use pixels in any of the website design then it becomes difficult for the viewer to scroll left and right to view the website properly.That is a huge annoyance.

Remember to design for the masses!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

blackhat SEO - the bad guy SEO, Avoid it and get benefited for a long time

what is Black Hat SEO?
Black Hat is like breaking into a bank’s system and getting out all you can – it definitely works. But then, obviously, it is not legal. And more importantly, you get caught. Black Hat is the trick that makes search engines believe that your site is genuine and you deserve high page रंक्स

Search engines like Google, Yahoo!, MSN take black hat SEO very seriously and penalize people and sites involved in this. Black hat SEO is not limited to certain tricks, but yup, there are certain ill tricks that the search engines take seriously.

The below points should be avoided and must not be done at any cost.

Fooling search engines is known as cloaking. It means showing something to your visitors while showing something else to the search engines is known as cloaking. This is not that much difficult to cheat the search engines, all you need is certain programming languages. Few people even use redirected pages for this. But remember that people come to a site for some specific information, and if you cheat them for your ill benefits, then search engines won’t leave you.  This is the sure shot SEO trick to get banned from search engines.

Duplicate Contents
Few sites make duplicate contents all over their site. This means they post same contents on more than one page. They follow this SEO trick just to improve their alexa rank. But remember, search engines ban these sites. Never ever post or use same contents twice.On the other hand, posting the same content in more than one page does not add extra value to your site.

Adding Metas not Related to  Content

Meta Keywords are like the address of your home. It tells the search engines what is your post about. And hence meta words play a very vital role in search engine indexing. Few people use the same keyword many times thinking that search engines will put more importance into it. But the search engines don’t think in the way you do. Never use  same keyword more than once. Don’t use those keywords which are having no relation with your contents.

Fake Doorway Pages
Doorway pages are the entrance pages to your site. Fake doorway page is like you show someone the entrance to the bedroom, but once he opens the door, he lands in the kitchen. This is freaking. In this way people get annoyed and leave your site. And search engines treat this in that same way. Search engine Bots will come once, will fall in your trick, will ban you and will never get back to your site for indexing. So, it’s better to be genuine.

Script Generated Content
Never ever use scripts or softwares to write for you. This is even worse than having duplicate contents. There are few scripts and softwares available that can rewrite the copied contents. They make few changes here and there and make them look like a new one. But search engines are pretty smart in pointing them. Once they figure you out, they will ban your site forever. Write your own blog contents, they are fresh and unique, search engines will love them.

stuffing or font matching
Never ever hide your keywords. This can be done by making the text and background colour same. In SEO term it’s called keyword stuffing or font matching. Few people also make small fonts which can’t be read and put their keywords there. But search engine robots are scripted well to find them. once they catch you, you are banned.

Automated Inquiries
Search engines recommend people not to use robots for sending automated queries. There are few scripted robots available there and those are used for sending automated search queries. They also use such scripts for auto link submissions. Remember one thing here, search engines are made for humans, they hate robots.

Title Stacking

Be specific. Do not use more than one title per page. Few people use more than one titles per page to get higher ranking in search results. But this is the most stupid idea ever. If you are not familiar with this thing, then title is the the line that reads your page.Do not cheat search engines in this way, they are far more superior than you to track and ban you

Distribute Viruses and other malicious scripts
If you are really dying to get banned, then distribute viruses, trojans, malwares or antispyawares on your site. This is the worst step that you can take to get banned. In this way search engines will remove your site entirely from their databse for people’s good. Checkout the softwares yourself that you are distributing on your site. Use secure hosting, so that spammers can’t distribute those things without your knowledge. You can also appeal to search engines later, if your site has been removed from their indexes because of this reason.

Black Hat SEO can benefit you for a short period of time but will kill your growth in the long run. Avoid such sites who claim to take you to the top in a month or so. Learn proper SEO Tips and get benefited for a long time.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Top CSS Tutorial Sites

CSS has become one of the many popular languages in web designing and layout. Today, several websites have been put up to provide people who wanted to learn a simple step by step on how CSS works or advanced CSS styles.Here are some of the most popular websites built to provide the necessary information, knowledge, and know-how's to creating CSS websites. 

please let me know if you came across any better css tutorial sites than mentioned above

SEO Trends And Mistakes One Must Avoid

Search Engine Optimization or simply known as SEO is one of the most popular type of Internet marketing used in the market today.Search Engine Optimization, or SEO can get us massive amounts of traffic to our websites. But when used wrongly, it has the ability to draw traffic away from our websites instead.This article summarizes SEO trends and mistakes you should avoid from practicing

They key to understanding which Search Engine Optimization mistakes to avoid lies in understanding what big search engines like Google likes and does not like.

Image headers and extensive image use. 
Google spiders cannot read images like text. Therefore, your header cannot be quantified by Google's search engine and as we all know headers are extremely important for SEO. Therefore, use a text header with the "[h1]" tag instead. If you must use images, include keywords in the alt text. 

Excessive keywords 
If the keyword density of your site is over 5%, your site will come across as spam and that will have negative effects on SEO. Instead, use stemmed keywords. (key phrases related to your targeted keyword)

E.g. internet marketing tips and online marketing advice.  

Profanity or Bad Language
Google hates profanity and bad language. Therefore, stay away from it, unless you are running an adult website.

Splash pages 
Probably the biggest mistake anyone can make is by having a splash page. The first thing Google reads is your main page and if your main page is one big hunk of flash videos, you will be losing out on tons of potential free traffic.

Black hat SEO 
Black hat SEO techniques,  involves the use of deception. Black hat SEO is also known in industry as spamdexing. One popular example spamdexing or black hat SEO is hidding text behind images or colored similar to its background. According to many professionals, black hat SEO can give faster results compared to that of white hat. However, these results are usually temporary, and that if caught, websites would be penalized or banned from a search engine.  

Google search engine is always upgrading their algorithm to prevent from SEO abusers and thus, it is always good to stay on top of the SEO trends so that your site will not lose traffic. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Web Design Best Practices :Rules Of Smart And Successful Web-Designing

 "Design Best Practices :Rules Of Smart And Successful Web-Designing"is my personal pick of the main ideas and concepts, which might improve the quality and popularity of your web-sites and provide a good foundation for successful development in the future.

Page Layout
  •  Appealing to target audience
  •  Consistent site header/logo
  •  Consistent navigation area
  •   Informative page title that includes the company/organization/site name
  •  Page footer area — copyright, last update, contact e-mail address
  •  Good use of basic design principles: repetition, contrast, proximity, and alignment
  •  Displays without horizontal scrolling at 1024x768 and higher resolutions
  •  Balance of text/graphics/white space on page
  •  Good contrast between text and background
  • Home page has compelling, interesting information above the fold (before scrolling down) at 1024x768
  • Home page downloads within 10 seconds on dial-up connection
  • Main navigation links are clearly and consistently labeled
  • Navigation is easy to use for target audience
  • All navigation hyperlinks "work" — are not broken
  • Navigation is structured in an unordered list (accessibility)
  • Navigation aids, such as site map, skip navigation link, or breadcrumbs are used (accessibility)
Color, Graphics and Multimedia
  • Use of different colors in page backgrounds/text is limited to a maximum of three or four colors plus neutrals 
  • Color is used consistently
  •  Graphics are optimized and do not significantly slow download
  • Each graphic used serves a clear purpose
  • Image tags use the alt attribute to configure alternate text to display if the browser or user agent does not support images (accessibility)
  • Animated images do not distract from the site and either do not repeat or only repeat a few times
  •  Each audio/video/Flash file used serves a clear purpose
  •  Download times for audio or video files are indicated
  • Links to downloads for media plug-ins are provided
  • Captions are provided for each audio or video file used (accessibility)
  • Common fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman are used
  • Avoids the use of "Click here" when writing text for hyperlinks
  • If standard link colors are not used, hyperlinks use a consistent set of colors to indicate visited/nonvisited status
  • If graphics and/or media is used to convey meaning, the alternate text equivalent of the content is provided (accessibility)
  • Information is easy to find (minimal clicks)
  • Timeliness: The date of the last revision and/or copyright date is accurate
  • Content does not include outdated material
  • Content is free of typographical and grammatical errors
  • Content provides links to other useful sites
  • All internal and external hyperlinks work
  • All forms function as expected
  • No JavaScript errors are generated
Browser Compatibility
  • Displays on popular versions Internet Explorer(IE), Firefox, Opera,. Chrome